Dozens of women were attacked by male prisoners in a US prison. The men got the keys to the cells from a guard.
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- Several prison inmates in the United States raped at least two female prisoners.
- This was made possible by a guard selling them the keys.
- He is said to have received $1,000 in return.
In the US state of Indiana, dozens of female prisoners experienced a “night of terror”: at midnight, a group of male prisoners gain access to the female wing. Masked men attack women for several hours – at least two are raped. They threaten to kill the women if the emergency alarm is raised.
Unbelievable: A prison guard is said to have given male inmates the keys to the women’s room for $1,000.
The event is on 24 October 2021. Now 28 women have filed suit, media reports.
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20 of them are suing the local sheriff in their professional and personal capacities. against the remaining eight Clark County Sheriff’s Department, a warden and unidentified prison personnel.
After the incident, the guards who allegedly paid the bribe were questioned by the male prisoners. He was later arrested and dismissed from service.
During the attack, which lasted for at least two hours, none of the prison staff intervened despite video surveillance. According to the prosecution, the cameras showed the men entering the women’s room. For hours not a single guard informed the plaintiff and other victims.
At some point the attacks will finally come to an end. But instead of holding criminals accountable, prison workers punish victims: women lose their “privileges of darkness.” The lights are left in their cells for 72 hours.
Warden’s trial will start in November
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office indicts an employee for misconduct. The Daily Mail said the incident was the result of “unforeseen criminal acts by a rogue law enforcement officer.”
This man has “abandoned his education, ethics and morals” and “jeopardized his career and future”. The officer in question is to appear in court in November.
It is difficult to put into words what the women had to endure on the “Night of Terror”. Bart Bettu, who represents 20 women as a lawyer, explains: “You can’t understand their horrors until you look these women in the eye and hear them talk about it.” Most of them have since been released from prison.
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